Grosses

'Furious 7' Leads Fourth Straight Race with $18.3M; 'Paul Blart 2' Holds Well with $15.5M; 'Age of Adaline' Takes Third with Solid $13.4M DebutApril 26, 2015 08:48 AM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Furious 7 took in an estimated $18.26 million this weekend to lead the weekend box office for a fourth consecutive frame. In doing so, Furious 7 became the first film to lead the box office for four consecutive weekends since The Hunger Games did so back in 2012. The seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker was down 37 percent from last weekend. Furious 7 was aided a bit this weekend by moviegoers who wanted to catch the film before Disney's highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron debuts in theatres this coming Friday. Furious 7 has grossed a massive $320.54 million in 24 days. That places the film a very impressive 46 percent ahead of the $219.72 million 24-day take of 2013's Fast & Furious 6.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 held steady in a not-so-distant second place with an estimated $15.5 million. Sony's modestly budgeted Kevin James led comedy sequel fell 35 percent from last weekend's debut. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has grossed a solid $43.95 million through ten days of release. The film continues to run in line with pre-release expectations and is running 4 percent ahead of the $42.38 million ten-day start of 2011's Zookeeper (which fell 38.5 percent in its second weekend to gross $12.33 million). Despite very poor critical reviews, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 will hope to hold up well going forward due in part to facing a relatively limited amount of new competition for family audiences.

Lionsgate's The Age of Adaline debuted in third place this weekend with an estimated $13.38 million. The romantic drama starring Blake Lively opened on the high end of expectations. The Age of Adaline opened just ahead of the $13.02 million start of Fox's The Longest Ride earlier this month. That was an impressive feat given that The Age of Adaline wasn't adapted from a pre-existing novel. The Age of Adaline opened with $4.95 million on Friday (which included an estimated $575,000 from Thursday evening shows), increased 8 percent on Saturday to gross $5.35 million and is estimated to decline 42.5 percent on Sunday to gross $3.08 million. That places the film's estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.70 to 1. The Age of Adaline received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

Home grossed an estimated $8.3 million to remain in fourth place this weekend. The successful 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down a slim 22 percent from last weekend. Home continues to exceed expectations in a big way with a 31-day take of $153.78 million. That places the film just behind the $154.63 million 31-day take of 2013's The Croods.

Universal's Unfriended rounded out the weekend's top five with an estimated $6.24 million. The ultra low-budget horror film from Blumhouse Productions was down two spots and a sharp 61 percent from last weekend. Unfriended has grossed $25.15 million in ten days. While Unfriended isn't quite living up to its break-out potential, it is still performing well with its cost in mind. Unfriended is running 28 percent behind the $34.80 million ten-day take of last year's Ouija (which fell 46 percent in its second weekend to gross $10.74 million).

A24's Ex Machina expanded very nicely in its first weekend of semi-wide release with a sixth place take of $5.44 million. The critically acclaimed Alex Garland directed sci-fi film generated a solid per-location average of $4,336 while playing in 1,255 locations this weekend. Ex Machina delivered the largest weekend performance ever for an A24 release in its first weekend of major release. The young distributor's previous high-water mark was the $4.86 million take of 2013's Spring Breakers in its first weekend of semi-wide release. Ex Machina has grossed a promising $6.92 million in 17 days. A24 will continue to expand the film into additional locations going forward.

Elsewhere in semi-wide release, Little Boy debuted all the way down in 13th place with an estimated $2.83 million. The modestly budgeted family comedy from Open Road earned a respectable per-location average of $2,708 from 1,045 locations. Little Boy was especially front-loaded this weekend; the film opened with $1.35 million on Friday, decreased an alarming 41 percent on Saturday to gross $0.80 million and is estimated to fall 15 percent on Sunday to gross $0.68 million. That gives the film an estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio of just 2.10 to 1, which isn't a good early sign for the film going forward.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Feb. 20 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gnomeo and Juliet$6,557,897-21%3,01420$2,176$50,174,5422Disney
2Unknown (2011)$6,248,419-30%3,043--$2,053$21,856,3891Warner Bros.
3I Am Number Four$5,616,494-26%3,154--$1,781$19,449,8931Disney / DreamWorks
4Just Go With It$5,589,082-27%3,5480$1,575$61,034,1902Sony / Columbia
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$4,503,623-36%2,821--$1,596$16,300,8031Fox
6Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$4,049,383-26%3,11813$1,299$48,180,6822Paramount
7The King's Speech$2,202,637-22%2,086-177$1,056$103,241,50613Weinstein Company
8The Eagle$1,150,561-23%2,2960$501$15,152,6832Focus
9The Roommate$1,049,227-36%2,160-374$486$32,503,3063Sony / Screen Gems
10No Strings Attached$909,803-29%1,966-790$463$65,993,3205Paramount
11True Grit (2010)$776,419-28%1,465-607$530$164,128,0249Paramount
12Sanctum$537,015-24%1,377-1412$390$21,947,4003Universal
13The Green Hornet$524,037-18%1,265-825$414$95,076,4656Sony / Columbia
14The Rite$348,378-27%1,048-1159$332$31,392,4914Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fighter$550,356-21%759-290$725$87,978,80011Paramount
2Black Swan$448,213-21%656-413$683$101,536,86312Fox Searchlight
3The Mechanic$327,291-21%952-934$344$27,886,0234CBS Films
4Cedar Rapids$299,360-25%10287$2,935$1,311,9262Fox Searchlight
5Biutiful$190,968-15%157-34$1,216$3,037,4648Roadside Attractions
6Yogi Bear$138,167-35%725-386$191$97,283,21710Warner Bros.
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$123,001-18%321-88$383$293,901,79414Warner Bros.
8127 Hours$111,613-15%240-119$465$17,412,20916Fox Searchlight
9Blue Valentine (2010)$111,205-18%235-158$473$8,829,6448Weinstein Company
10Megamind$94,509-21%214-38$442$148,244,40516Paramount / DreamWorks
11The Company Men$92,473-31%242-35$382$3,526,2545Weinstein Company
12The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$89,644-28%264-29$340$103,373,05111Fox
13Little Fockers$84,075-25%285-139$295$147,635,6609Universal
14Gulliver's Travels (2010)$60,563-27%235-73$258$42,174,2759Fox
15The Tourist$58,923-30%224124$263$67,239,12811Sony / Columbia
16The Dilemma$48,675-38%293-949$166$48,221,7406Universal
17From Prada to Nada$37,5093%128-124$293$2,810,4914Lionsgate / Pantelion
18The Social Network$30,446-19%113-65$269$96,760,02121Sony / Columbia
19Unstoppable (2010)$19,057-37%105-42$181$81,468,67015Fox
20Season of the Witch$9,861-34%132-44$75$24,529,4877Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$60,931-15%502$1,219$21,746,35649Warner Bros. / IMAX
27 Khoon Maaf$51,332-21%65--$790$164,1531UTV Communications
3Rabbit Hole$19,765-15%78-34$253$1,974,84210Lionsgate
4Somewhere (2010)$12,153-10%29-3$419$1,723,5229Focus
5Winter's Bone$6,332-19%20-6$317$6,421,49037Roadside Attractions
6Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$5,015-14%21$2,508$34,1942Phase 4 Films
7Immigration Tango$4,735-22%30--$158$14,4321Roadside Attractions
8Brotherhood (2010)$1,634-40%1--$1,634$7,8731Phase 4 Films
9I Love You Phillip Morris$1,583-27%9-14$176$1,946,13712Roadside Attractions